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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

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Want to volunteer with the Society? Engage in global research to advance the field? There are several ways to get involved with MDS if you are a member. 

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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to your areas of focus.

Groups: PediatricsBasic science | NeurosurgeryYoung membersWomen | Health professionals 

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As an MDS member, you can join at any time by updating the group affiliations in your profile. 

 

Committees

Permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission or run the business of the Society.

About Commitees

The submission cycle opens every 2 years. The next opportunity will be in 2023. 

 

Task Forces

Appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

About Task Forces

Task Forces are formed by appointment, often opening an initial call for interest.

 

Study Groups

Groups of MDS members that seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

About Study Groups

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Apply to MDS Programs

 

MDS Programs are ongoing initiatives which pursue specific objectives and deliver value to the Society. They provide oversight and guidance for the achievement of the objectives and contribute to the overall growth and development of the Society. MDS Officers approve Programs and appoint Program Leadership, who may further recommend committees or other subgroups to accomplish the goals of the Program.

 

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MDS Programs

LEAP Leadership Program

A leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.

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MDS-ES Emergency Fellowships

Support for trainees from Ukraine whose clinical training has been disrupted by the ongoing conflict.

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Outreach Education

Apply for funding to support local movement disorders education.

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Train the Trainer Program

Gain tools and resources to become a Trainer and lead education programs for other professionals in your region.

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Peer Review Mentoring Program

Formal, hands-on experience in the journal peer review process for early-stage professionals.

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Center to Center Training

Providing support for center development in underserved regions through collaborations with an expert mentor center.

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Regional Programs

Each Regional Section of MDS offers its own programs and resources, which are developed to provide opportunities and address needs specific to the region. 

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African Section

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Asian and Oceanian Section

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European Section

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Pan American Section

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More Ways to Volunteer

 

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MDS Social Media Ambassador Program

Social Media Ambassadors encourage participation in MDS activities, and share ideas that advance related clinical and scientific disciplines. 

Translation Program

MDS invites members to participate in our Translation Program to develop non-English versions of Clinical Outcome Assessments.

 

Program Management Groups

Program Steering Committees

Program oversight groups are convened by appointment from the Central Leadership.  

Publication Boards

Publication boards are convened by appointment from the Central Leadership. 

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